A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.4675 East, latitude -14.5217 South, depth = 88.99 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:02:58 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.99 km (55 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 14:02:58 / April 4, 2017 @ 2:02 pm. Event id: us10008gi6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008gi6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (44 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 71 km S of Sola, Vanuatu.
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